Faculty of Mathematics and Computer ScienceComputer Science – Bachelor 100%

Students of Computer Science focus on the planning, modelling, design and implementation of complex software and hardware systems and processes.

Preliminary course at start of programme

New students of Mathematics and Computer Science are hereby cordially invited to participate in the preliminary mathematical course offered by the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science. The preliminary course will take place in the two weeks prior to the start of programme. In addition to relevant programme content, participants will also have the opportunity to meet their fellow students and learn about life in Heidelberg.
Preliminary course

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Science
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter semester only
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman, and partly English
Fees and contributions151.05 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with entrance examination procedure
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Part-time optionYes

Course Content

Students in the Bachelor’s degree programme in Computer Science gain solid basic knowledge of computer science and its theoretical and mathematical foundations. In addition, they gain understanding of relevant methodologies and their practical applications. The knowledge and practical skills which students gain enable them to work flexibly, adapting to the rapidly changing requirements in the professional field of computer science. The course of study is characterised by its unique, interdisciplinary nature and a focus on research. 

Graduates of the programme will demonstrate the following: 

  • They will possess knowledge and understanding of practical, theoretical, technical and applied aspects of computer science and the relevant mathematical methods. They are able to use this knowledge to solve computing issues. 
  • Students are able to work independently to plan, conduct, document and present projects of relevance to computer science. 
  • They are able to use scientific methods to develop and present potential solutions to problems in the field of computer science within a given timeframe. 
  • Students work systematically to design, implement and test programmes. 
  • They are familiar with concepts for the design and analysis of efficient algorithms and are able to apply these in the independent development of software. 
  • They have a good understanding of the uses of systems and management of resources and are able to use this knowledge in the design, implementation and optimisation of computing systems. 
  • Students understand issues and the significance of reliability in relation to modern computer and data processing systems and are able to take this into account in the planning, implementation and maintenance of such systems. 

Course Structure

The Bachelor degree programme in Computer Science equips students with a broad, fundamental knowledge of computer science. Elective modules give students the opportunity to develop an individual specialism. The course of study consists in the following: 

  • Computer Science 
  • Mathematics 
  • Application area 
  • Cross-disciplinary skills 
  • Bachelor's thesis 

The computer science and mathematics components of the degree programme consist in compulsory modules, which students must complete, as well as some elective modules, which are chosen by students. There are considerably more compulsory modules than there are elective modules. This ensures that all students gain the necessary, fundamental knowledge of computer science. Students may also select modules from the Master’s course in Computer Science as elective modules. 

There are a range of subjects which students may select as a so-called “application area”. These include but are not limited to Mathematics, Economics, Computational Linguistics, Physics, Medical Informatics, Earth Sciences, and Psychology. 

Students gain a proportion of credits for cross-disciplinary skills via completion of the compulsory modules for computer science. Further credits are gained by the attendance of lectures and seminars in another subject area offered by the University, or via the completion of additional, selected modules in the field of computer science. 

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